Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

This melty, cheesy dip is loaded with ham and caramelized onions for a snack that you don’t want to miss! Big thanks to Smithfield for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Melty ham and cheese dip!

We’ve talked before about how I just really do not think that ham is a twice a year affair.

All of you people with your Easter hams and Christmas hams are just wrong. I love you, but you’re wrong.

Ham is glorious and it should be eaten whenever one is in the mood! They’re so easy, too. I mean, unwrap, pop it in the oven, and you’re going to have a crazy delicious dinner! So, that’s my PSA of the day. Eat mo’ ham.

Melty ham and cheese dip!

I’m working with Smithfield to bring you this recipe to use up your Easter leftovers.  They make such delicious hams and I love their Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham. They’re fully cooked so you just reheat them in the oven. They even include a little packet of glaze to top the ham!

Personally, I eat most of my leftover ham straight from the fridge. A cold slice of ham makes a pretty fabulous snack, am I right? But, the folks at Smithfiled were like nah, why don’t you create a real recipe instead? So, fine, whatever! Let me show you a ridiculous way to put that leftover ham to use. It involves copious amounts of cheese and caramelized onions, so you know it’s going to be a winner!

Melty ham and cheese dip!

Dip is my favorite food group, and it’s perfect for holiday weekends! You’ve got family in from out of town, they’re feeling munchy, and you have a bunch of leftover ham. Make this dip! It will knock their cheese-lovin’ socks off! I mean, who doesn’t love a good hot ham and cheese sandwich? This is that, but better!

You can omit the caramelized onions if they aren’t your thing, but I love them on my hot ham and cheese sandwiches, so I worked them into this dip. Hope y’all enjoy!

Melty ham and cheese dip!

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip


1/2 onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 cups diced ham
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Provolone cheese, grated
2 teaspoons chives


Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir until very soft and beginning to melt. Add the remaining ingredients and, with the heat still on low, continue stirring until everything is well combined.
Pour into an 8x8 baking dish (or leave in your skillet if it's oven proof) and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted.
Serve with crackers, chips, or small slices of bread.

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